BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board Chair, Redmond Proficiency Academy
Jon Bullock is the Executive Director of the Redmond Proficiency Academy, a proficiency-based charter school that he helped found. He is a Redmond City Councilor and a major proponent of personalized learning and educational innovations. Jon was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for Southern Oregon University. For nearly 25 years, Jon has worked with young people as a teacher, coach, and administrator. As a community leader, he has developed a deep connection to the people in Redmond. Jon has combined his passion and skills as an educator with private sector and non-profit experience to develop one of the largest and most successful charter schools in Oregon. Jon grew up in Roseburg, where he learned the value of hard work and the importance of giving back to his community. As a student, Jon discovered that education provided a path to opportunity, which led him to earn his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, his master’s degree from Willamette University, and his doctoral degree from the University of Oregon. Jon’s experiences in postsecondary education have confirmed his belief that every young person deserves a quality education, and he has built his career around that principle. Jon has earned acclaim for speaking to students and educators about self-acceptance and the power of vulnerability. He gave a TEDx talk entitled “What’s In Your Bag?” that challenged people to be honest with themselves and those around them about their hopes, dreams, fears, and failures. These ideas are at the core of his leadership philosophy, and they inform his approach to public education and community building.
Treasurer, Clackamas Middle College
Brian Sien is the current principal of Clackamas Middle College outside of Portland, Oregon. He has over 20 years experience as an educator. During this time, Brian has worked in educational systems throughout three different states: Montana, Arizona, and Oregon. He has taught for ten years before going into administration. His experience is with both traditional and charter public schools. His passion is working with students, teachers, administrators, and state leaders to help provide a seamless transition from K-12 education to postsecondary education for all stakeholders. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montana with a major in English Education and a minor in Spanish. He earned a Master's of Science degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University. He also earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership: Administration, through Portland State University. Currently, he serves on the board for Oregon AdvancED State Council, which works on school accreditation. He has published: Bridging the Future to Postsecondary Readiness, a guidebook for educational leaders.
Secretary, Arthur Academy
Stephani Walker has served as the Executive Director of the six Arthur Academy charter schools since 2013. Ms. Walker started her educational career with Arthur Academy as a classroom teacher in 2005 before becoming a principal in 2009. Her time at Arthur Academy has given her experience as a classroom teacher, mentor teacher, curriculum designer, principal and Executive Director. She completed both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree at Portland State University. As the principal at David Douglas Arthur Academy, Ms. Walker’s school received the honor of being named Oregon’s Charter School of the Year in 2011. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Coalition of Community Charter Schools. Ms. Walker’s work in education is centered around student success. She wants all students to be successful and knows that this can only happen within a context of excellent programs, skillful teaching and within a caring and understanding environment.
Board Member, Cannon Beach Academy
Amy has been a special education teacher for over 10 years. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts and Master’s of Arts in Special Education at Portland State University. She has worked with students who have mild to moderate learning differences in academic and life skills areas, in both public and private schools. She finished her school administration license at the University of Portland in August, 2017. Amy is currently the Director of The Cannon Beach Academy, the first public charter school on the North Oregon Coast.
Board Member, Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools
Vicki Avery has served as a board member of Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools since 2013 and currently serves as board chair. She retired in 2012 from Office of 4-H Youth Development at Oregon State University as animal science professional faculty. During her almost 25 year career, she provided leadership for animal science curriculum and statewide competitive events. She earned her associates degree at Linn Benton Community College and is currently an active independent business owner.